What can you do today to get financially prepared for your aging parent’s cost of care?Read More
May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our community. Since 1963, communities across the nation have joined in the annual commemoration of the Older Americans Month–a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to celebrating the contributions and achievements of Older Americans.
The theme for Older Americans Month 2012–Never Too Old to Play!–puts a spotlight on the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom, and understanding, and passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways. The year’s celebrations will recognize the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations, and other activities.Read More
“7.3 million older Americans – one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – already have been victimized by a financial swindle”.
The Investor Protection Trust (IPT);
“IPT Elder Investor Fraud Survey”;
June 15, 2010
We would all like to think that our physicians, health care professionals, and staff that work with Medicare, health insurance, etc. are honest and decent. However, there’s always a few devious people in the apple barrel…yuck!
So, what could happen to your elderly loved one?Read More
“You are living an overextended lifestyle…how are you ever going to heal?”
Jeff, April Fan’s Physical Therapist
I was diagnosed with tendonitis in my right arm and not only did I have difficulty managing the household with two arms, I’m down to one functional arm and desperation to get things done was starting to boil over.
As long as you’re a caregiver juggling the demands of your parents, your kids, your career, and your personal life, it’s going to be a never ending story. So, here are some tips to becoming a more polished-balanced caregiver and live happily ever after:Read More
Here’s my tip of the week:
If your aging parent has an illness that requires intensive care for an extended period of time, their medical bills can easily skyrocket to over 1 million dollars! So, control those medical expenses simply by reviewing their statements.
“30% of all medical bills contain errors”.
Professor of Health Finance
at the University of Minnesota
Always request for an itemized bill, then you can look out for duplicate billing for the same services, bills for services that never happened, or overcharging a service.
Has a medical billing error ever happen to you? Please share your thoughts or tips by leaving a comment below.Read More
On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11AM Pacific Time / 2PM Eastern Time, I’ll be taking 30 minutes to answer your questions on being a caregiver and moving into the caregiving process. I may not have all the answers but I know exactly where you are and exactly what you are going through and I can be your support.
Join us for this free teleseminar where I’ll share a bit about my experience and I’ll open the call up to questions. You can ask me anything from:
- How to maintain balance in your own life, when you are caring for your aging parents
- What to do when your parent or loved one needs to transition from their current experience to a new one
- Why you shouldn’t carry around so much guilt and how to alleviate some of it
- The best ways to set your aging parents up for success inside of their own homes
Or whatever other burning question you may have…
Even if you can’t attend live, sign up below and we’ll send you a copy of the recording and we’ll also send you a free chapter from our soon-to-be released book on being a caregiver!
Yes! Register Me for the Free 30-Minute Call on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11AM PST / 2PM EST!
Please post your comments below.Read More